Yesterday I drove over to Whangamata for the day.
I stopped on top of the first Hill between Waihi and Whangamata to take a quick photo of the view of the ocean. Within seconds of stopping the car I had company!! How I would love to have bought all these lovely girls home with me, but NO, I have enough and cannot save any more animals.
The weather forecast wasn't too flash but the beach looked stunning, that is the thing about being on the coast, no matter what the weather, it still looks amazing, and colourful.
|Dawns Pottery and Bella the shop next doors dog.|
The reason behind my visit to Whangamata was mainly to deliver and help install a selection of Dawns gorgeous pottery in the shop my sister Helen manages. With the devastating Earthquakes that have struck Nepal, there is a flow on effect to the shop as all their stock is made in Nepal. By having something new in the window hopefully it will draw more people through the door and support this business. People over in Nepal have lost their homes, their work places, and some have lost family and/or people they know. It saddens me greatly that there are some outrageously wealthy people in our world that could make a stand and financially help out this devastated country. How many of us would think what truly good sorts these people are if they took a moment to help out a country in need? It will take years to get Nepal back up and running, they need money to help this happen faster.
So if you happen to be over in Whangamata go in and check out Glamour, the bright Pink shop in the main street. If you don't purchase anything you can always put a donation in the jar on the counter to help Nepal. Every little bit helps, and it is a worthy cause.
I know this is me posing in front of a mirror in this gorgeous colourful shop, but my sister is as colourful and full of fun as me:
GET IN THERE!!
Selfies with Clutch
I had a fabulous day in one of my favourite places in my world. The shop window is full of colourful creations, the weather didn't get as bad as predicted and I had a fun time hanging with my best friend, my sister. We went to both the op shops and my favourite shop Garuda.
I stopped in Waihi to say hi to a friend who has a shop and also to get a copy of this book that Helen said I MUST HAVE! I may never get to see WOW so the book is the next best thing. If you are wondering what WOW is click on this link.
Prepare to be amazed!!!
Of course I spent a few dollars while I was at the beach. The pants on the left (I am wearing them today) came from an Indian shop and the ones on the right came from Garuda. Modeled them today for you all in the SUNSHINE, and look, JANDALS, that is how warm it is and it is mid May!!!
Blackbirds were feasting on the Berries in my tall trees, and a graceful Monarch Butterfly was flitting about high up in the branches. So nice to sit outside in the garden and appreciate the Winter sunshine while it is visiting and enjoy nature.
Dorothy, aka Mrs Wickham had a very grumpy face on, I think Joan was lording it over all the girls and this is the position Dorothy had before Joan turned up.
It is true about pecking order!!
I love Oprahs permanent ruffle,
she is quite the character.
My garden stalker,
the ever present Sheba.
Trees need jewellery in my garden and they get it.
I hope you all enjoy your weekend
now for a
bloody good quote!
Yeah let's all THINK!